Events, decisions, and reports at City Council for the week of July 5
Vancouver City Council met electronically this week to hear and discuss a variety of topics during Council, Public Hearing, and Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities meetings.
Tuesday, July 6
Council began this week’s meeting by approving the following reports:
- Granville Promenade 2021 – City Budget Approval PDF file (47 KB)
- Additional Sites for 2021 Alcohol Consumption in Public Plazas Pilot PDF file (235 KB)
- Requirements for Electric Vehicle Charging in New Non-Residential Buildings – Climate Emergency PDF file (228 KB)
- Vancouver Heritage Foundation – Heritage Conservation Grants Program Report 2020/21 PDF file (2.3 MB)
The meeting then turned to the 2022 Budget Outlook PDF file (412 KB). Patrice Impey, General Manager of Finance, Risk and Supply Chain Management, provided a presentation on the 2022-2026 Budget Outlook PDF file (444 KB).
This was followed by an external presentation on the results of a 2021 Civic Service Satisfaction Survey PDF file (1.8 MB) from Ipsos.
After asking questions of staff and external presenters, Council approved an amended motion on the 2022 Budget Outlook.
Council then approved the following communications memo, reports, by-laws, and administrative motions:
- Appointment of Council Representative to the EasyPark Board of Directors PDF file (122 KB) (approved with amendments)
- Graffiti Abatement Grants to Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) PDF file (235 KB)
- Regulation Redesign - Amendments to the Street and Traffic, Building, and Ticket Offences By-laws PDF file (96 KB)
- Extension of Lease Term and Approval of Letter of Intent to Provide a Long-term Ground Lease to Fraser Academy Association at 2294 West 10th Avenue PDF file (864 KB) (approved with amendments, after hearing from one speaker)
- By-laws 1 to 7 PDF file (6 MB)
- Approval of Form of Development – 8 East 33rd Avenue PDF file (1.8 MB)
- Approval of Form of Development – 5005 Ash Street PDF file (4.5 MB)
- Approval of Form of Development – 3235 Clive Avenue PDF file (3 MB)
- Approval of Form of Development – 5212 Cambie Street (previously 5190 Cambie Street) PDF file (5 MB)
The motion Keys to Housing Affordability PDF file (119 KB) was ruled out of order.
Remaining motions on Keeping the Public in the Information Loop PDF file (85 KB) and Toward Reconciliation: Renaming Trutch Street PDF file (91 KB) were referred to Wednesday’s Standing Committee meeting, in order to hear from speakers.
At the Public Hearing on Tuesday evening, Council heard from staff, applicants and speakers, and approved:
- 2021 Annual Inflationary Rate Adjustments to Density Bonus Contributions PDF file (13 KB)
- Rezoning: 4575 Ash Street and 623-693 West 30th Avenue PDF file (27 KB)
- CD-1 Rezoning: 5107-5119 Main Street and 196 East 35th Avenue PDF file (20 KB)
- Regulation Redesign – Simplifying Height Regulations and Miscellaneous Amendments PDF file (118 KB)
- CD-1 Rezoning: 1190 Burrard Street PDF file (23 KB)
- CD-1 Rezoning: 1405 East 15th Avenue and 3047-3071 Maddams Street PDF file (127 KB)
Wednesday, July 7
The Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities meeting began with a staff presentation PDF file (314 KB) on Policy Enquiry Process: Approach and Criteria PDF file (468 KB). After asking questions of staff, hearing from speakers and debate, Council approved this with amendments.
The meeting then turned to consider the Methodology for Co-operative Housing Lease Renewals PDF file (1.3 MB) report. Staff gave a presentation on Lease Renewal Methodology for Co-operative Housing on City Land PDF file (778 KB). Council asked questions of staff, heard from one speaker on the public body representative list, and heard from 50 public speakers.
The meeting recessed to reconvene on Thursday.
Thursday, July 8
At the reconvened Standing Committee on Policy and Strategic Priorities meeting, Council asked more questions of staff, debated and approved an amended motion on Methodology for Co-operative Housing Lease Renewals.
“A lot of focused work and negotiations with city staff and the co-op sector, alongside passionate articulations from residents in support of their home resulted in Council really coming together with thoughtful amendments and understanding to decisively affirm support for the future of co-ops as affordable non market community housing on leased city land,” said Councillor Pete Fry. “After years of uncertainty and the anxiety that has been causing, this is a great result for co-op communities and our City!”
The meeting then turned to two motions originally referred from Tuesday’s Council meeting, with one speaker heard for each.
Keeping the Public in the Information Loop PDF file (85 KB) was approved with an amendment, and Council unanimously approved Toward Reconciliation: Renaming Trutch Street PDF file (91 KB).
“Researching the history of Joseph Trutch has been an uncomfortable acknowledgement of the painful memories this name and his legacy inflicts on the local indigenous community,” said Councillor Fry. “Renaming Trutch Street is a long overdue correction.”
The next Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13, at 6pm. Find agendas and meeting reports on council.vancouver.ca.